Wednesday, April 17, 2013

ABC Wednesday: N is for the New Mayfair Hotel

We've just come back from a week at the New Mayfair Hotel on New South Promenade in Blackpool. It is a hotel that caters specifically for anyone with disabilities.

The food was good and the company friendly.

This was the view from our bedroom. A small lawn area frequented by dog walkers seperates the hotel from the busy road and tramlines below the promenade above the seawall.

The hotel's proximity to a tram stop was it's trump card. The new fleet of trams at Blackpool are fully wheelchair accessible and the carriages have spaces into which even electric wheelchair users can navigate. This photograph was taken at the Central Pier stop and shows Madame Tussaud's waxworks in the background.

We went to Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Central Blackpool on the tram and to Windermere and Lancaster using the hotel bus which also transported us from home to the hotel and back. I took some 300 photographs.

This was the view Monday morning before we came home. We've booked to go back again in June.

For ABC Wednesday.


  1. They've made it look all NICE!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I've read a lot about how Blackpool is a great place for a holiday. Hope yours was great!

    abcw team

  3. What a great idea. I wish they would do that her in the United States. I can remember how we often would have written the hotel asking them specifically if they were Handicap/wheelchair accessible. When why replied that they were we would made reservations at that hotel only to get there and find out that I couldn't fit my wheelchair into the restroom or that I barely had room to turn around. This would be a wonderful idea. Sadly my disease is such that I can no longer go to hotels.

  4. How nice everything went smoothly, I've seen the Blackpool trams but never ridden one.
    Joy - ABC Team

  5. Wonderful trip! Looks like you had a great time! So nice to learn of this place, and a great N choice!

  6. Love that last shot.

    Festival of Nation
    Falling behind with letter N but trying to catch up before letter O rolls in.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  7. What a lovely tonic for you both, and what a great Hotel,its good to know that there are hotels that cater so well for people who are not so mobile .I have so many great memories of Blackpool.. Regards Anita ...